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him is that he was the principal, secret negotiator of the israel/jordan peace treaty, and it's easy to forget that, that role, but it is important to understand how crucial that peace treaty is now as the region is so volatile. there's a bit of good news today, i'm told the new egyptian ambassador to israel came today to announce that israel -- that egypt will abide by the peace treaty, will abide by the peace treaty with israel, but we have relied on the peace treaty, israel has relied on it, and so have we, for many years. as haleh said, we watch developments in the middle east very closely here. the president of yemen came a few weeks ago to speak about a way forward for his country which is trying hard to become a strong ally in the fight against terrorism and has huge economic challenges. we just held the second of three meetings on how women are faring in the arab awakening. last month a former deputy secretary of state and ambassador tom pickering and other senior national security officials, military officers and experts with decades of middle east experience presented a rep
and jordan river, a state connected by a highly developed infrastructure of roads and water pipelines. i'm not sure when the point of return was passed, seven years ago, my first visit to israel, it was plausible to speak of the palestinian state. now did -- now it does not. a democratic process, appointment of envoys searching for commonground, building on previous agreements like those arrived at under the prime minister don't have chance of success. there's no political majority in israel in favor of withdrawing from the territory and settlements israel would have to do to allow a genuinely economically viable palestinian state. benjamin netanyahu gave lip service to the idea, but people close to him said he would never offer the palestinians something he could accept. the west bank, areas a and b, cut off from the world without control of the air space, their water will not produce a viable state. what can the next president do to change this? the only intervention that could shake israel out of the current spiral would be if a president made clear where the united states sees this h
as a capital is a nonstarter. there is now one state between the mediterranean and the jordan river, a state connected by highly-developed infrastructure of roads and water pipelines. i'm not sure when the point of return was passed. of seven years ago on my first visit to israel, it still seemed quite plausible to speak of a palestinian state. now it does not. so i believe any kind of normal diplomatic process -- appointment of a special envoy, searching for common ground, building on previous agreements such as those arrived at under prime minister olmert and prime minister barak -- don't have much chance of success. there's no political majority in israel in favor of withdrawing from the territory ask settlements israel would have to do to allow a genuinely economically-viable palestinian state. prime minister netanyahu, i know, has given lip service to the idea, but people close to him have said he would never offer the palestinians something he could accept. an archipelago stands on the west bank, areas a and b, cut off from the world without control of the air space, their water will n
such as saudi arabia, uae and jordan, and in 2008 he added libya to the expanding arc of activity. putin's goals were fourfold. number one, demonstrate russia was again a major power in the middle east and the world. number two, gain -- for projects while selling sophisticated products like nuclear reactors and railway systems. number three, as the cost and difficulty of extracting russian oil and natural gas grew to gain joint ventures in oil and natural gas extraction with countries like saudi arabia, iran, uae, libya and iraq. and number four and certainly very important, to prevent the arab states from aiding the islamic resistance movements in the north caucuses that were beginning to spread through the rest of russia. but keeping good ties with the sunni alignment in egypt and jordan and the shia group of hezbollah was not easy, especially as tensions rose between the two groups. this was to be increasingly clear with the onset of the arab spring. now, when you look initially at russian concerns with the arab spring, a, it could spread to russia which suffered some of the same problems as
. we have dave jordan from w i t in the washington green build new bring television market. cameron catch from w x i eye in the high point ariane and dave wagner from w c n c in charlotte. the topics and questions for this debate were selected after surveying members of the radio and television digital news association of north carolina. the candidates will have equal time to answer. after those candidates have provided answers the candidate commenting first may provide an additional response up to 30 seconds in length. if any candidate exceed the allotted time i will interrupt and advance our discussion. the journalists are allowed to ask follow-up questions to the candidates if needed. our first question tonight is from dave jordan. >> both of you have been talking about jobs and the economy as a top issue in this race. you set forth specific plans. i wonder if you could give us more detail on what it is you want to do, how you are going to achieve that and how soon you think jobs can be created. we will begin with mr. mccrory. mccrory: i have listed specific steps i will take as
of jordan last month, we discussed the importance of continuing reforms to move his country toward more democracy and prosperity. so in all of these placings, and many others, the united states is helping the people of those nations chart their own destinies and realize the full measure of their own human dignity. dignity is a word that means many things to different people in cultures. but it does speak to something universal in all of us, as one egyptian observed in the wake of the country's revolution, freedom and dignity are more important than food and water when you eat in humiliation, you can't taste the food. but dignity does not come from avenging perceived insult especially with violence that can never be justified. it comes from taking responsibility for one's self and community. if you look around the world today, those countries focus on fostering growth ran grievance are pulling ahead. building schools instead of burning them, investment in the peoples' creativity not encouraging their rage. empowering women not excluding them. opening their economies and societies to more
and medium enterprises in egypt, jordan, mori row koa, and yemen. partners work together to provide functional expertise and technical assistance to foster growth, improve job creation, and improve and create our jobs economic development. the overseas private investment corporation committed or improved more than in insurance and transportation, finance, ict and franchising as well as support for small and medium enterprises. now, well before the arab spring, of course, as you know, the u.s. was engaged in economic development in the region. in 2007, for example, the challenge corporation started a five year, $700 million compact with morocco to simulate economic growth in investments in projects that rangedded from small scale fisheries to financial services and enterprise support. the ncc remains an active player in the region with a recent $275 million compact with jordan and a planned program to address the main con straints of tunisia's economic growth. i could go on and talk about the fund created and the egyptian enterprise fund, but, in fact, our weakened efforts are not li
this evening hosted by the ambassador of jordan, looking forward to that, and also, an early start tomorrow morning. u.s. views from ambassador jim smith followed by the arab-u.s. relations' view from the league of arab states which has a brand new ambassador here in washington, and then, of course, the palestinian future focusing on that as well as the gtc countries in yemen and the what has been done in terms of the department of state and others trying to double u.s. exports internationally and globally, but with special reference to the arab world. on top of business finance, human resource development, and iran, features here in the afternoon as well as does the view the of the u.s.-arab relationship from the arab media. i thank all of you for being here today. see you this evening and tomorrow. >> thank you. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> downsizing, watching it live, one of 10,000 homes they are trying to get done in the next four years over the course of the four years of may your being termed, these are houses never comin
jordan, john stockton, there's a time to retire. i am runs for the u.s. senate so our children have every opportunity to live the american dream. my life experience doesn't come from 36 years in government, but the ibm corporation. when i go back to washington, i'll vote the three c's, my conscious, constituents, and the constitution. i will not be a partisan individual ruining the country today. protect you and me from those doing us harm, threaten rights, and our liberties whether they are foreign, domestic, businesses, corporations, or individuals. i gained a representation as a legislature committed to working together working with governor michael to balance the state budget every single year, collaboration is how problems are solved. as your united states senator, i promise you every day i'll work to respect you and the great state. god bless you. god bless u utah. thank you very much. >> moderator: on behalf of the audience and citizens of utah, we thank you both for running. >>> the new mexico senate race where heinrich and wilson debated for the last time. this comes from new mex
, unquote. morocco, algeria, jordan have not experienced the arab spring, the recent developments have shown some changes. the political institution in some of the countries are in the process of transition with more participation. it's best if ambitious public spending plan. we have same legal system and procedures are being performed to the aspiration of the people and their yearning for a good government and transparency. now, let me turn to the american policies during the arab spring. two initiatives, these initiatives i don't think were a coincidence, but anyway they came up at the same time in 2011 and the other 12011. august 10, 2011, president obama ordered a division board. the president made the prevention of atrocities the key focus of his administration's foreign policy. this initiative aimed at civilians and holding perpetrators of atrocities accountable. the focus of this initiative is the area and libya. the other initiative come in the second initiative is the open government or airship, which announced in september 2011 but exacerbated in italy. it was launched by governmen
to forge the peace agreements. they've succeeded with jordan. they succeeded with egypt. i'm sure we'll see more success there also. it's got to be a commitment of the united states of america though and i can promise you in a mccain-paling administration that commitment is their work with our friends in israel. biden: when no one has been a better front of his with an joe biden. i never would have joined the ticket if i was not sure barack obama shared my passion. but you asked the question that whether or not visit administration policy have made sense or something to that affect. it has been abject failure. visit administration policy. in fairness to secretary rice, she's trying to turn it around now in the seventh or eighth year. here's what the president said when we said no. insisted on electionn the west bank when i said and others said and barack obama said, big mistake. hamas will win. what happened? hamas one. when we kicked along with france we kicked hezbollah out of lebanon, i said and barack said, move nato forces in there, fill the vacuum because you don't know, if you don't,
or is it going to be like iraq, jordan, bolivia, you know, the question answers itself. so the conditional probability that china will avoid the middle-income front is much higher than 50, 60 in three quarters when. so the notion that china i just don't think is likely at least if it reaches 50, 55% of the u.s. standards of living. yes, there is aging. it's a problem, but i think my number, my projection of 6.5% takes into account aging and as i said, there are lots of things china can do to overcome because it is very hard to avoid this problem. i forgot to mention that american boosters and u.s. boosters and china deniers say japan had this bubble, japan slowed down, china is in the same situation. and i say that that is fundamentally a long and how much because when china -- when japan reached that state in the late 80's and early 90's, japan was at the standard of living close to that. so, the scope for catch up to japan had was over. china is about 25%, so china japan and now what she is just plain wrong so it is related to the aging plant, so the demography's on the way that, but equ
that would be a mistake. i applaud the president having sent troops to jordan to create a buffer and to be able to have a very highly-skilled set of troops to see chemical weapons through the assad regime, when the assad regime falls but i don't think we can intervene in syria right now. this is the adventurism that cost us in iraq and afghanistan and the cost us billions of dollars in national treasure and lives so our focus has to be on iran. >> moderator: mr. kyrillos? kyrillos: one way or the other we have to get rid of the thugs that run syria, killing their people, butchering their people, destabilizing other countries in the region. we have got to work with the united nations to bring about sanctions, work with other moderate arab states, the saudi's for example who try to drive a wedge between military or excuse me, the people in the military rather and assad. if they use chemical weapons, i think we have to have the possible use of force out there. i don't think we should flag to them that we won't do it. .. kryillos: we cannot allow iran to have a nuclear weapon. americ
, portugal? or will it be like jordan, poland, bolivia, kind of the question answers itself. so the conditional probability that china will avoid the middle income trap is much higher and one in three. it's 50, 60, three chords. i mean, southern ocean that china will fall in the middle income crowd i just don't think it's likely, at least until china reaches 50, 55% of your standard of living. roughly where korea is today. yes, there is 18. it's a problem but i think -- aging. as i said, there's lots of things that china can do to overcome because it's still very poor to avoid this problem. i forgot to mention that, you know, america booster, u.s. boosters and china always draw japan and algae and say, you know, japan had this bubble, japan slow down, china is same situation. i think that is fundamentally ironic analogy because when china -- when japan penn state in the late '80s, early nights, japan was at u.s. standard of living, or close to the. so the scope for ketchup japan had was over. china is still at about 25% so there's tremendous scope, so china, japan and algae is j
, there are problems with syria, jordan is becoming destabilized, lebanon is controlled by hezbollah which is a terrorist organization. the fact of the matter is, we have to be very, very careful to insure that our ally, the most reliable ally that we have and the only democracy in a very dangerous part of the world, has the tools that they need in order to keep their people safe. .. there is no furnace. what happened in egypt, what happened in libya it took them weeks to decide it was a terrorist attack. i'm concerned because israel needs our help. israel needs our support and i stand behind them. >> moderator: you have one minute. berkley: thank you very much. this is an issue very important to me. i have spent considerable time on middle east peace. the fact of the matter is what i disagreed with the president i was the first one on either side of the aisle to express my differences, and in no uncertain terms. but let me turn this around for a little bit and talk to you about things that we don't hear. this administration with my health trumped up the israeli military by $200 million th
with 14 leaders in the region; turkey, israel, jordan and iraq. i've been to all those countries, most of them more than once. my aim has been to make sure that we're all prepared with options for the challenges ahead, both the near-term issues in iran and in syria and longer-term issues resulting from the arab spring. there are some countries i haven't visited yet, but i plan to. china and india are high on my list, and so is russia. even though i've not yet visited miss cow, i have had several -- moscow, i have had several productive meetings with my russian counterpart here in washington, d.c., in europe and by video teleconference several times. i could go on. as you can tell, i'm working hard on my friends list. one final thought. during all of these travels, our servicemen and women are always foremost in my thoughts. they and their families have been through a lot. they are an inspirational bunch. i saw this when i was honored to go to london as the head of the united states delegation to the paraolympics. our athletes, especially the wounded warriors -- 20 of the 200 were wound
jordan in his monday speech. what he didn't talk about and that was a strategic partnership agreement that the administration has the go shade with the afghan government which will keep american soldiers in afghanistan until 2024. do you have a sense of what the minimum number of going forward? >> let me clarify a couple of things. there are more than a few administrative folks here who would say that was not the focal point on afghanistan. i was involved but i share the credit with many, many others who probably had more influence than i did. the first i would like to make about afghanistan and the big difference between mr. romney and mr. obama is that mr. obama said the deadline, period. i was in kabul in december of 2009 when mr. obama made that speech, and i was talking to isaf people, the people from the international force, you know the people who are out there getting shot at from other countries, not just our own. to a man and a woman, and there are women there, they have all almost took no notice of the surge statement. what they noticed was the deadline, and what our pakis
, jordan, which killed almost entirely jordanians attending a wedding. that got widespread coverage in the arab world. it's not just in iraq where people were sold what an al-qaeda-like regime would impose on the civilization. i think around the muslim world there was quite a lot of understanding of this. >> true. i was in aman i think about a month after that, and people were very upset. zarqawi's tribe disowned them, they took out page ads in the papers, full-page ads if the papers denouncing the attacks. there was a real backlash against that. you see a lot of that in a country where an attack is carried out, people usually support attacks outside the countries. >> well, they talk about benghazi, what happened in benghazi after the attack on the consulate. >> well, benghazi's very different, libya's very different because they're very supportive of the west for what they did in overthrowing gadhafi as opposed to other countries where no one asked for american aid, and no one got it, military support. but my point is, i was in, i used to live in yemen, and in yemen people were ver
several interventions with jordan and italy, and suddenly the conversation has begun. and so i think the first step in terms of going forward is doing we are doing today and begin to really put religion in government on the table. so the conversation has begun. we are planting seeds for the future but i think we have made a lot of headway with strategic dialogue. but i would hope at some point this panel and i can travel together so it's not just a government, so we have government goes with congress to a state department might go with congress, but i think at some point in future we might want to go together, so sold -- civil society and government and showed him a paradigm that has not been done before. so we are on our way. >> did you get a good shot? [laughter] >> we have a lot of questions, and time is quickly marching on. i'm going to ask you to run around. you might want to be in the center isle so we can capture the last equation and try to answer them all before we leave at noon. spent i'm from the state department. one of the things, element i think some black in the discus
, syrian/turkish border -- it's become not just for jordan or for israel or for iraq, it is real threat for regional security, and it might be one day like maybe afghanistan or yemen. it might even american interests. so we are not just blaming united states just because we are friends. it is real. i was there for maybe three times for the, you know, syrian/turkish border, and you can't imagine how much it's becoming a regional threat for the security region. the second thing i think united states has one responsibility. you're always talking about human rightses, supporting democracy, supporting kids' rights and women's rights. what about the syrians? now, i really was crying when i was seeing there are kids who didn't go to their schools for two years. and might be some of them, they might be terrorists. so my last comment is what is the -- [inaudible] if you are just going to stay in washington, -- [inaudible] i'm sure those will not be good news for united states. >> i think one of the things that we haven't heard at all here and yet should be uppermost in our minds is what went wro
small fiscally sound government. to arkadelphia arkansas jordan gets the last word. is on her democrats line. go ahead. >> caller: okay. i think obama should win because -- [inaudible] what ron is saying is not true but it's not too. he has raised us. -- [inaudible] and ron is a scary man. i don't think he should be in office as well. i'm looking at the statistic map right now, and what he is saying is just a lie. los.. [inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. i am dan glickman here at the aspen institute as vice president and i run the congressional program. it's a great honor to have you here and these great folks here on behalf of the washington ideas around a table series of the aspen institute and the mashaal smith and robert h. smith foundation. we thank you for being here. a lot of us are very interested in the politics of the last couple of weeks. as an old politician myself and i see some old politicians up front. there's congressman and ambassador tim roemer, senate johnson, and i know that there are others as well anyway. so we appreciate folks being
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